Now that Indigo is up and running, it’s hard to recall just how different the space was when we first saw it. Its dark, industrial vibe was a bit too much, but its bones were solid and we fell in love. After two months of creating and renovating, we are proud of our gallery space devoted to perfumes and the art of scent.
Here are a few before and during photos for you… we’ll post the afters next.
The Italian-glazed ceramic building was built in 1905.
The previous occupant was into a funky (& dark) industrial look.
Getting rid of the ugly, rough plaster, framing in the inset doorway and window seats.
Next up was deciding on the wall finishes.
This is the focus wall finish, with a custom-mixed Venetian plaster that was finished with Hi-lite blue and violet VP topcoats that can only be seen in certain lighting.
Although this photo does not really show it, we love this previously textured wall that received a mother-of-pearl finish that glows warmly in the shop.
We’re still trying to capture good photos of the finished shop and will bring them to you in short order!
We’d be willing to bet that most would not consider cedar to be an ingredient in perfume. On our Events page, the background photo is a tremendously clear photo of cedar wood, in all of its drippy glory.
You are about to be surprised. Just doing a quick search for cedar on our home page will bring you to a list of 14 fragrances carried at Indigo that contain cedar as a key note.
In fact, it is one of the most common basenotes used in perfumes, providing a clean, calming, distinctively woody accent. The foliage, wood and roots may be steam distilled to provide the cedar oil. Depending on its source, cedar wood can lend a buttery, rich or smoky note to a perfume.
Citrus and cedar are an example of a fragrant blend often used in men’s colognes. But don’t let that fool you. It’s just as interesting and efffective in women’s fragrances. From the more delicate ( Perfect Bliss by Sarah Horowitz or Ann Gerard‘s Ciel d’Opale) to the slightly bolder (Providence Perfume‘s Moss Gown, Magnetic Scent’s Tindrer and Maria Candida Gentile‘s Exultat), cedar’s fresh, clean essence is much appreciated. 20
After months of preparation and planning, we are excited to finally say hello to the world!
Over the next few weeks, we will take you on a behind-the-scenes peek into Indigo Perfumery’s shop transformation, our ever expanding perfume inventory arrivals and our plans for the future.
We are looking forward to this journey with you.